Physics 161 Elements of Physics

Fall 2017

Laboratory/Workshop Schedule and Manuals


Note:
(1) Before coming to the lab, print out a hard copy of the laboratory manual, read the introduction and instructions of this week's experiment.

(2) In particular print out the lab report sheets for that week's experiment before coming to the lab.   During the Lab session each student must fill out (and at the end submit) his/her own laboratory report.

(3) The Lab/Workshop session will start with discussion of some of the homework problems. A quiz will be administered, before we start the experimental part of the lab.

(4) All laboratory sessions take place in Room 232, Second Floor, Serin Physics Building West, adjacent to the parking lot.  Enter the building through the main door facing Allison Road.

Laboratory/Workshop Dates and Laboratory Manuals

2017 dates

lab topic, Manual

corresponding lecture/textbook

reference

Sep 11 -Sep 14

1. One Dimensional Motion, Part I

Lecture Sep 7, Chap. 2

  For Lab Report, Part I, see Manual

Sep 18 - Sep 21

2. One Dimensional Motion, Part II (Part I and II are in same labmanual)

Lect Sep 7, Chap. 2

  For Lab Report, Part II, see Manual

Sep 25 - Sep 28

3. Newton's Second Law, Part I

Lect Sep 19,21, Chap 4

  For Lab Report, Part I, see Manual

Oct 2 - Oct 5

4. Energy and Work, Part I

Lect Sep 26, Chap 5

  For Lab Report, Part I, see Manual

Oct 9 - Oct 12

5. Momentum

Lect Sep 28, Chap 6

  For Lab Report see Manual

Oct 16 - Oct 19

Homework problems and Quiz; Review Session; practice Exam 1, solution practice Exam 1,  

Oct 19 -- Exam 1

Oct 23 - Oct 26

6. Archimedes Principle and Density, Part I

Lect Oct 10, Chap 9

  For Lab Report see Manual

Oct 30 - Nov 2

7. Fluid Flow (with Lab Report)

Lect Oct 12, Chap 9

  For Lab Report see Manual

Nov 6 - Nov 9

8. Ideal Gas and Latent Heat

Lect Oct 17,19, Chap 10,11

  For Lab Report see Manual

Nov 13 - Nov 16

9. Standing Waves in Air Column, Part I

Lect Nov 7, Chap 14

  For Lab Report see Manual

practice Exam2, solution,

Nov 16 -- Exam 2

Nov 20 - Nov 23

No Lab

Thanksgiving

Nov 27 - Nov 30

10. Resistance and Ohm's Law, Part I

Lect Nov 21, Chap 17.1,3,4 & 18.2

  Lab Report, Part I, see Manual

Dec 4 - Dec 7

11. Radioactivity, Part I

Lect Nov 9, Chap 29.4

  For Lab Report see Manual

practice Final Exam , practice solution

Dec 20 -- Final - Exam 3